Q:
How can a computer support the multisensory approach?

A:
Bear in mind that we retain:
  • 10% of what we read
  • 20% of what we hear
  • 30% of what we see
  • 50% of what we hear and see
  • 70% of what we say
  • 90% of what we say and do

Properly utilized, the multimedia capabilities which bring the Montessori materials to life give a computer unique multisensory advantages that materials alone cannot match.  This is true not only for learning and comprehension, but for memory as well.  Modern brain studies show that we learn best, and remember longest, in color pictures with appropriate sound and action.

MECS software fully and appropriately exploits the computer's potential as a "teacher".